5-8 May 2022
DIGITAL ROOMS

Live Talks

5 MAY

How to enhance the value of Jewellery heritage? / Mezzanine

Schedule : 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers: Vivienne Becker, Amanda Triossi, Vanessa Cron, Juliet de la Rochefoucauld

  • Description

    The interest in jewelry heritage is increasingly shared. Since the 1980s, the major jewelry houses have begun to think about how to highlight the treasures contained in their archives, build a collection of vintage pieces, and develop links with museums and cultural institutions. Given the enthusiasm of the public, the last twenty years have seen the appearance of many initiatives: courses and training, publication of books and organization of exhibitions…

    This panel discussion, which brings together specialists from different backgrounds, aims to discuss the value of jewelry heritage today.

    Speakers: Vivienne Becker, Amanda Triossi, Vanessa Cron, Juliet de la Rochefoucauld

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New Book - GEM ADDICTS - Hidden human stories from Africa / Mezzanine

Schedule : 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Richa Goyal Sikri

  • Description

    In the last 100 years, the discovery of gemstones across the African continent have changed the course of the coloured gemstone industry. For the past two years, journalist and storyteller, Richa Goyal Sikri has been interviewing known and unknown figures in the industry and writing adventure stories based on their experiences and actual events.

    The objective? To document moments from the industry’s Africa related history that have remained hidden within personal stories, and to create a collection of stories that would educate while entertaining.

    Join us for a very special session with RICHA who will be speaking for the first time about this project, sharing the story behind the book, and provide the audience with an exclusive teaser of this yet to be released publication, only at GemGenève.


    Speaker: Richa Goyal Sikri

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L'Art de la Glyptique / Mezzanine

Schedule : 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Speakers: L’Ecole (Philippe Nicolas et Olivier Segura)

  • Description

    Si l’Homme a utilisé des pierres comme éléments de parure depuis la nuit des temps, il a aussi toujours essayé de les apprivoiser, de les dompter, de les posséder intimement. La gravure, la sculpture sur pierres est un acte fort pour laisser une empreinte, transmettre un message, maitriser une partie de la puissance de la Nature.

    Le glypticien exerce l’art de graver, entailler, sculpter les pierres gemmes. Matières et techniques s’unissent dans la main de l’artiste. Bouteroles et forets, dureté et motifs des gemmes, intailles, camées et sculptures… Découvrez avec nous quelques-uns des secrets d’atelier.

    Dans le cadre de l’exposition « Pierres gravées : Camées, intailles et bagues de la collection Guy Ladrière » qui se tiendra à L’École des Arts Joailliers à Paris du 12 mai au 1er octobre 2022, Philippe Nicolas, Maitre d’Art graveur et sculpteur sur pierres de la Maison Cartier, et Olivier Segura, Gemmologue et Directeur Scientifique à L’École des Arts Joailliers discuteront de l’art unique de la glyptique.

    Speakers: L’Ecole (Philippe Nicolas et Olivier Segura)

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6 MAY

The Glyptic Arts / Mezzanine

Schedule : 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speakers: L’Ecole (Philippe Nicolas et Olivier Segura)

  • Description

    If Man has used stones as elements of adornment since the dawn of time, he has also always tried to tame and to possess them intimately. Engraving, stone carving is a strong act to leave an imprint, to transmit a message, to master part of the power of Nature.

    The glyptician exercises the art of engraving, cutting, sculpting gemstones. Materials and techniques unite in the hand of the artist. Bouteroles and drills, hardness and patterns of gems, intaglios, cameos and sculptures… Discover some of the workshop secrets with us.

    As part of the exhibition “Engraved Gems: Cameos, intaglios and rings from the Guy Ladrière Collection” to be held at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts in Paris from May 12 to October 1, 2022, Philippe Nicolas, Master of Art, engraver and stone sculptor from Maison Cartier, and Olivier Segura, Gemologist and Scientific Director at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts will discuss the unique art of glyptics.

    Speakers: L’Ecole (Philippe Nicolas et Olivier Segura)

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Enamel: the art of fire & colour / Mezzanine

Schedule : 1:30 am - 3:00 pm

Speakers: Juliet de la Rochefoucauld, Anita Porchet, Pauline d’Abrigeon, Estelle Fallet, Nathalie Marielloni

  • Description

    Qu'est-ce que l'émail ? Quand l'émail a-t-il été utilisé pour la première fois ? Comment a-t-il été utilisé à des fins décoratives depuis la Renaissance et les dynasties Ming et Qing ? La table ronde abordera les méthodes et les ingrédients utilisés pour créer les nuances de couleurs des émaux utilisés et les problèmes liés à la restauration et à la transmission. Comment les émaux étaient-ils utilisés en Extrême-Orient ? Quels étaient les supports utilisés ? Quels sont les véritables problèmes liés à l'utilisation des émaux aujourd'hui ?

    Speakers: Juliet de la Rochefoucauld, Anita Porchet, Pauline d’Abrigeon, Estelle Fallet, Nathalie Marielloni

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New Modernism – 1920s-2020s The Modernist Movement in Jewels / Mezzanine

Schedule : 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Speaker: Vivienne Becker

  • Description

    As we settle into the 2020s, 100 years after the original Modern Movement, there are signs of a new modernist approach to jewellery design; graphic compositions of form, line, colour and texture, often made possible by new high-tech materials and techniques.


    In this talk, jewellery historian Vivienne Becker, curator of the Designer Vivarium, traces the Modernist movement in jewellery from the 1920s to today, with a look at the work of contemporary individual designer-jewellers on show in this year’s Designer Vivarium.

    Speaker: Vivienne Becker

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La couleur en gemmologie : nature et culture / Mezzanine

Schedule : 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Speakers: l'Association Gemmologie et Francophonie, Boris Chauviré, Féodor Blumentritt, Jean-Pierre Chalain, Marie Chabrol, Céline-Rose David, Hélène Robert

  • Description

    La couleur est un des critères majeurs lorsque l’humain essaie de décrire la beauté. C’est d’autant plus vrai en gemmologie où la couleur peut même définir des variétés (e.g rubis pour le corindon rouge).


    Certaines couleurs sont même devenues des symboles de l’excellence (Pigeon Blood, Padparacha).


    Pendant cette table ronde, le but est d’évaluer l’importance de la couleur dans la gemmologie, autant pour l’évaluation sur le marché que pour sa définition scientifique.

    Speakers: l'Association Gemmologie et Francophonie, Boris Chauviré, Féodor Blumentritt, Jean-Pierre Chalain, Marie Chabrol, Céline-Rose David, Hélène Robert

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7 MAY

The Value in African Gems / Mezzanine

Schedule : 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers: Richa Goyal Sikri, Dharmendra Tank, David Nassi, David Bennett, Tony Brooke

  • Description

    As the flow of coloured gemstones from traditional deposits has reduced to a trickle, Africa has emerged as the primary source of gemstones feeding our voracious appetite for colour.


    However, when we look at the price of a precious gem with an Africa tag, it continues to be ranked below better known sources such as Colombia, Myanmar (Burma), Ceylon, Brazil, Kashmir.


    Join us for an in-depth discussion related to gemstones from Africa. We shall discuss African gem history, important discoveries, factors that influence value appreciation, supply, demand, and distribution.

    Speakers: Richa Goyal Sikri, Dharmendra Tank, David Nassi, David Bennett, Tony Brooke

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#ILOVEJEWELLERY / Mezzanine

Schedule : 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Speakers: Katerina Perez, Frédéric Mané, Antonio Seijo, Olga Brovchuk, Vivienne Becker

  • Description

    During this panel discussion, 5 jewellery experts come together to explore the emotional connection we have to jewellery and its effect on people. Speakers will unpack why we are so drawn to jewellery, and how it is cherished by societies across the globe throughout the centuries – even through the toughest times!


    If you are passionate about jewellery and want to learn more about why and how, then this is the perfect panel for you. You can expect to hear what experts consider when choosing a piece of jewellery for purchase, why jewellery shopping remains strong both off and online, what designers consider when creating a perfect jewel and how wearing jewellery evokes emotion.


    Join us and discover what is it about jewellery that triggers deep feelings of passion, sentimentality, and awe that we are always chasing in the jewellery industry!

    Speakers: Katerina Perez, Frédéric Mané, Antonio Seijo, Olga Brovchuk, Vivienne Becker

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The Necklace, from Antiquity to the Present / Mezzanine

Schedule : 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Speaker: Amanda Triossi 

  • Description

    This talk is informative but at the same time it is an entertaining presentation which will introduce the audience to the stylistic development of the necklace.
    The lecture will touch upon the origin in the Western world of the necklace and then focus on more recent times.


    This overview will enable the audience not only to appreciate the extraordinary stylistic development of the necklace which is linked largely to the changes of fashion but also it will enable jewellery amateurs to appreciate all aspects that determine the value of a particular jewelled ornament.


    The talk will be presented with exciting visual material which illustrates not only jewels but also the wearers as seen in contemporary portraiture, famous paintings and in fashion photography.

    Speaker: Amanda Triossi 

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8 MAY

Enamelling! Fabergé's best kept secret / Mezzanine

Schedule : 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers: Fondation Fabergé – Dr. Bernard Ivaldi, Alexandra Blin Kourbatoff

  • Description

    The art of enamel in Russia is intricately tied to the ancient cultural traditions of the Byzantine Empire, which spread to the territory of Egypt, France, and Italy, becoming the foundation of the technical traditions of enamel art in these countries.


    Already in the 4th century BC, the Tauric Peninsula was known for golden jewelry produced by artful Greek masters, using filigree and cloisonné techniques. The techniques of the Greeks were inherited and applied at the end of the 19th century by the master artisans of Fabergé, earning golden medals for their brand at the 1882 All-Russia Exhibition in Moscow and the Nuremberg Exposition of 1885.


    The influx of foreign artisans and teachers from European countries to Russia was encouraged since the times of Peter the Great.


    Diplomatic ties with France at the beginning of the 19th century – especially during the reign of Alexander III — stimulated cultural exchange between these two allied countries. Such ties were without doubt mutually beneficial and complemented each other.

    Speakers: Fondation Fabergé – Dr. Bernard Ivaldi, Alexandra Blin Kourbatoff

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Remise de Prix - GemGenève / GemGenève awards ceremony

Schedule : 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Description

    * Public vote and award to the selected HEAD x GTG x GemGenève project, in partnership with SSEF – n°D57

    * Public vote and award to the selected ETVJ – CFP Arts Geneva project Gender Fluid, in partnership with the SSEF and the Association Romande des Métiers de la Bijouterie (ASMEBI) – n°D55

    * Eric Horovitz Foundation Award: The Eric Horovitz Foundation will once again reward a student who has participated in the ETVJ-CFP Arts Genève project. The student will be offered personalized support according to his or her professional project (training, assistance in finding an internship or a job, purchase of equipment).

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